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Changing Structure of Governance in Non-Metropolitan Cities

A Study in Andhra Pradesh

This paper has benefited from comments by an anonymous reviewer, by participants in the workshops held at the University of Hyderabad (March 2009) and at a faculty research lecture in July 2009. At the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (December 2009) Loraine Kennedy, Archana Ghosh and Smitha Tambe provided useful comments. The data collection was made possible with the support of several people including research associate Satish C, municipal offi cials Hariskrishna, the then vice-chairman of Tirupati Urban Development Authority and D V Rao of Dr Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute as well as activists Nagaraju of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Tirupati, and Gangarao of Visakhapatnam.

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